Jamie foxx, literal hero, helps save driver after a fiery crash
Jamie Foxx is an accomplished actor, singer, comedian, writer and producer. Now, the multi-hyphenate can add yet another title to his name: hero.
Earlier today (Jan. 19), TMZ reported that Foxx, 48, pulled a driver from an overturned, burning car Monday evening. Per the report, Foxx helped free the man from the fiery wreck and dragged him “about 30 feet away from the accident.”
E! identified the diver as 32-year-old Brett Kyle. Kyle was reportedly driving under the influence when his car drove into a drainage ditch in the road, rolled over multiple times and “landed on the passenger side engulfed in flames.”
Foxx, who heard the crash outside the gates of his home in Hidden Valley, just north of Los Angeles, was one of two witnesses near the scene at the time of the accident. According to E!, the actor “grabbed a rescue tool from his vehicle,” which allowed him and the other witness to bust the window open and drag Kyle to safety.
The actor was not identified by name in the police report, and neither was the other hero, but the local Ventura County-based Safety for Citizens Facebook page recalled their heroics.
“Jamie told CHP that he heard the accident and also a person screaming from the overturned vehicle,” their account reads. “Jamie also made a 911 call. Jamie said he was able to reach into the vehicle, grab the person, and drag them away to safety.”
Thanks to his brave efforts, Foxx now joins fellow celeb heroes Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lawrence, Harrison Ford and Demi Moore.